Sunday, March 18, 2007

Animal and the Muppets

Animal and the Muppets - Mahna Mahna

NOTE: Today's blog comes from the usually killer Matt Giordano. Fuck yeah.

For this mp3 post, I've chosen a track that hits close to home for me. Perhaps it's because I had originally named a band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem for a fondness for all things playful, although there was hardly much mayhem going on there. Except one, and his name was Animal. Not only was he a fantastic drummer, but he had a passion for the instrument not seen since Keith Moon and John Bonham. His enthusiastic drumming style brought smiles to the faces of millions, and his influence on pop-culture oft goes underrated. Vocally, one can equate Animal to what Tom Waits and Shane MacGowan both sound like now with their whiskey-grit bellows carrying the music into otherworldly dimensions. This is an essential track that I'm hoping most of you do not have, and upon downloading will instantly envelop the nostalgia. Enjoy.

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